Lifestyle
What we choose to do with ourselves and how we spend our time partly defines who we are. Lifestyle choices help make life fulfilling. You'll find ideas and inspiration for your Act 2 here. Remember, this is YOUR Act 2—make the most of it!

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Anticipating Your ‘Magic Age’

Ever look at a future birthday either anticipating dread or joy? We all probably have felt at one time or ...
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Love & Pizza – The Book

Yes, we love food–including pizza–and yes, romance often revolves around subtle, sensual acts like eating….Which is one reason why John ...
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Picking Your Perfect Pet: Outdoor Cats

If you’re thinking of getting a CAT, animal behaviorist and training expert, Sarah Surritt, has some advice about the PROS ...
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This Just in: Bad NEWS!

Why does it seem all the news is BAD news? Does only negativity reign? Bill Jordan of Embrace The Boom, ...
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Americas Cuisine:The Gift of Immigrants

As America is a land of immigrants, so too our cuisine is as varied and diverse as our population’s origins ...
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Dentistry in the Age of COVID-19

Dentists were among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 shut down! We don’t think of our Dentist as a ‘small ...
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Picking Your Perfect Pet: Indoor Cats

As part of her series for Celebrating Act 2™ on picking the perfect pet, animal behaviorist and training expert Sarah ...
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Embrace The Boom is GROWING!

Celebrating Act 2™ founders, Art Kirsch and John Coleman congratulate Bill Jordan on the continuing growth of his movement to ...
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How to Read A Wine Label

Like John Coleman, co-founder of Celebrating Act 2™, many of us wine drinkers may know what we like but don’t ...
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Old Guy Uniforms

What is it about men of a certain age? Ever notice how many have facial hair? …or wear Hawaiian shirts? ...
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Cats As The Perfect Pet: an Overview

Having covered some more exotic choices for pets such as hamsters, mice, geckos and snakes, Animal Behavior expert Sarah Surritt ...
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Ross Costa – Music Is In The Universe

Ross Costa has been a musician his entire life. Yes, he’s a talented Tai Chi instructor, artist, and holds a ...
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The Future of Restaurants After COVID-19

While we all wonder what the ‘New Normal’ will look like after the COVID-19 Crisis ends, many have predicted the ...
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Starting a Business in Retirement

Whether you retire by choice, get downsized, fired or other, many people find they need some extra money after they ...
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Rick Sherman Is Playing Our Song

Celebrating Act 2™ founders Art Kirsch and John Coleman interview their old friend, entertainer, musician, music composer, sound mixer and ...
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Is your Perfect Pet a REPTILE?

The third video in a series from Celebrating Act 2™ special guest expert Sarah Surritt of Get Pawsitive on picking ...
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Menu Collection Reflects History & Culture

Food and Travel writer John Mariani has been collecting menus from great restaurants he has reviewed for over 40 years ...
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Clarissa Burt: From Model to Media Mogul

Clarissa Burt’s journey to entrepreneur – TV/Video producer, public speaker, author, writer, inventor, award-Winning actress and entertainer has all the ...
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Money Fears & Retirement Income

Bill Jordan, John Coleman and Art Kirsch discuss the common fear among seniors: running out of money in retirement. They ...
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Picking the Perfect Pet – Pocket Pets

In her efforts to help us find the perfect pet just right for us, Sarah Surritt looks at the pros ...
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Great Restaurants Selling Great Wines at Discount!

Can you believe a famous restaurant which can normally sell a great wine from their cellar for well over $100 ...
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Boomer’s Advice on COVID-19

There’s lots of information on the web and on TV about the Corona Virus, COVID-19. Some of it is technical ...
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5 Tips to Pick The Perfect Pet

Celebrating Act 2™ invited Animal Behavior and Training Consultant, Sarah Surritt of Get Pawsitive, to help seniors (and others) pick ...
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Are Small Restaurants Hurting The Most?

Food and Travel writer John Mariani knows the restaurant industry inside and out. Small, local ‘Mom & Pop’ restaurants are ...
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Hooray For Social Media!

Quintessential Baby-Boomer, Bill Jordan, shares with Celebrating Act 2™ founders, Art Kirsch and John Coleman how social media is a ...
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If I only Knew Then!

With age comes perspective! Or maybe we just hope it does. Bill Jordan, creator of “Embrace The Boom” movement talks ...
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Starting My Act 2: Brian Surritt

Celebrating Act 2™ founders, Art Kirsch and John Coleman, interview a 51 year old just entering his Act 2: the ...
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Meet Sarah Surritt Our Expert on Pets

Added to Celebrating Act 2’s list of regular contributors is vivacious Sarah Surritt of Get Pawsitive dog training. Founders Art ...
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Travel in the Age of COVID-19

What will we do when travel restrictions imposed because of COVID-19 pandemic are relaxed? John Mariani, noted Food and Travel ...
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Get Great Wines at Great Prices, NOW!

Celebrating Act 2™’s Food & Travel contributor, John Mariani, author of the popular weekly newsletter the Virtual Gourmet, explains why ...
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Meet Food & Travel Writer, John Mariani of Virtual Gourmet

Celebrating Act 2™ co-founders, Art Kirsch and John Coleman introduce us to regular Contributor, John Mariani, world traveler, columnist and ...
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Seafood Myths

It seems there’s more myths surrounding seafood than any other cuisine! Which are true and should be heeded and which ...
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Resolutions & Personal Improvement

Why do we feel the need to make New Year’s Resolutions? And who actually keeps to them? Bill Jordan, creator ...
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Even COVID-19 Has A Silver Lining!

Bill reports the COVID-19 situation in the Raleigh, NC area and how he is dealing with the Stay-at-Home order. He ...
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Even COVID-19 Has A Silver Lining!

Bill reports the COVID-19 situation in the Raleigh, NC area and how he is dealing with the Stay-at-Home order. He ...
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How Do You Save Daylight Anyway?

Springtime and Fall may be inevitable but changing the clocks is not. Our favorite Baby-Boomer, Bill Jordan, talks with Art ...
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Sylvia Spreads The Word

Besides being an accomplished artist, Sylvia Megerdichian, who runs the Art Box studio, is a businesswoman and teacher. She teaches ...
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Bill Jordan explains EMBRACE THE BOOM

Aging can be fun if you follow Bill Jordan, the creator and chief philosopher behind EMBRACE THE BOOM. Celebrating Act ...
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Starting a business after 50 – Important things to know

Over 50 and starting a business? While new business entrepreneurs over 50 have some unique advantages they also have some ...
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Milford Zornes – A Lifetime of Change

  Milford Zornes’ first 22 years of life is about a kid who really had no direction. He had learned ...
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The Art Of Changing

Licensed Therapist Lesa Vander Bie took up painting to deal with grief and discovered a part of herself she didn’t ...
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Now Hear This! You Can Change Careers and Find Your Dream Job!

Take it from a guy who’s been there — Brian Page has had many successful careers until all of a ...
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Bodybuilding: LESSONS LEARNED

Gaelyn (daughter) and Gail (mother) compare notes on what they have learned about themselves and life from the process of ...
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Female Bodybuilders: Prep For Competition

Mother -Daughter bodybuilders, Gail and Gaelyn, talk about how they prepare for competition. They discuss their training plan and exercising ...
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Why Bodybuilding?

Gaelyn, while only recently taking up bodybuilding (compared to her mother who has been doing it for over 30 years) ...
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Bodybuilders: Mother-Daughter Team

An amazing and heartwarming story: Gail Bell, now 58 years old, started bodybuilding around age 18 after a back injury ...
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Delta88s – A Great Second Act

Orange County, California’s Delta88s blues band is a remarkable Act 2 going on 20 years.  The first video are interviews ...
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Paul Roberts Founder OC Talk Radio

After a very successful career in Public Relations, Paul Roberts found himself effectively out of work due to the economic ...
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Deborah Joya’s Act 2

Deborah Joya was a highly successful and respected engineer in a field dominated by men.  At the top of her ...
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In The Pink at 60, 70, 80 and Beyond

Author, Broadcaster and Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco interviews Hollywood’s famous “Pink Lady,” Jackie Goldberg.  Pink tells all about how she ...
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The Pink Lady Who Is Truly In The Pink

Pink Lady, Jackie Goldberg,  takes us on a tour of her one of a kind house.   One of the ...
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Tricia Burton – From Champion Ice Skater to Champion Videographer

Tricia Burton had a brilliant career as a professional ice skater including a long stint with the Ice Capades.  She ...
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Manny Pacheco has never Forgotten Hollywood

Interview of acclaimed author and radio personality Manny Pachecho who has developed the Forgotten Hollywood series of books ...
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Mayor Shari Horne, Laguna Woods A Community of Seniors

Laguna Woods’ Mayor Shari Horne discusses her seniors only city. With a population of over 17,000 residents over the age ...
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Aging Successfully In Your Own Home

Geriatric Care Manager Shiffy Crane, discusses pros and cons of older people remaining in their own homes and once the ...
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Zoomer. Boomer. What’s In A name?

70 is the new 50 just starts to describe us. Zoomer, got to love it! ...
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Time For Some Sex & Other Things – Dr. Ruth, an Act 2 Virtuoso

Dr Ruth – She’s not just all about sex ...
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Jeannie McCormack – Pilates Studio

A terrific Act2 story. Jeannie McCormack started Desa Prana Studios in Dana Point and has a large and enthusiastic following ...
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A Model Career

What’s age got to do with it? For this gal, nothing! https://youtube.com/watch?v=qKZdyzG51kY ...
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